What is the 7mm ultra mag good for

Discussion in 'Equipment Discussions' started by Cephas_c, Nov 27, 2006.

  1. Cephas_c

    Cephas_c New Member

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    My brother bough a 7mm RUM and don't know if it is to big for deer or to small for moose, or bear.So could some one tell me what it is good for?

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    Cephas
     
  2. lovdasnow

    lovdasnow Well-Known Member

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    most anything you hit in the right place.
    while there are "better" calibers in the .30 and .338 range for moose, the 7mm will put a hurt on most anything in north america.

    side note..."too big for dear" whats that? just kidding, it'll work perfectly.
     

  3. Cephas_c

    Cephas_c New Member

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    Thanks for the info. What scope do you think would be good for this gun for under $300?
    Thanks
    Cephas
     
  4. lovdasnow

    lovdasnow Well-Known Member

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    boy, thats a big question. totally depends on how you are going to use it.

    Alot of guys will say don't bother with something that cheap, and save up for a good leupold or nightforce.
    I would agree with them after replacing all my "cheap" scopes with nightforce and good leupolds.

    But there is nothing wrong with nikon glass, and I think you could get something in the $300 range. to tell you the truth I have no idea what is a good scope in that price range because I havn't looked in a long time.

    go ahead and use the search button on here, and type in scope, and then start narrowing your search from there. there is a TON of info on the this site, keep reading you'll learn a lot.

    good luck
     
  5. Roll-Yur-Own

    Roll-Yur-Own Well-Known Member

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    For that price range, look on Ebay for a Leupold VX-III or Nikon Monarch.
     
  6. Michael Eichele

    Michael Eichele Well-Known Member

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    The 7 RUM is not too small for moose. Moose are not as hard to kill as you would think. The key with moose is this:

    1. Use a well constructed bullet with a moderate weight for penetration. Such as the 160 ACCUBOND or Partition or the 160 X bullet if they shoot well in your rifle. Also, dont be afraid of using good old soft nose jacketed spire points either!

    2. Hit em in the right place. Double lungs, heart, high shoulder ect...
     
  7. TMR

    TMR Well-Known Member

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    My brother bough a 7mm RUM and don't know if it is to big for deer or to small for moose, or bear.So could some one tell me what it is good for?

    Thanks


    Not sure....maybe you should send it to me and I could find a use for it /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
    Should be good for everything in the lower 48, and probably moose as well. There are alot of good 7mm bullets available.
     
  8. cwelkman

    cwelkman Member

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    Thanks for the info. What scope do you think would be good for this gun for under $300?
    Thanks
    Cephas

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    Burris makes a a good cheaper scope IMO. If it is financialy possible I would try to get a leopuld.
     
  9. davewilson

    davewilson Well-Known Member

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    i think Sightron is a very good buy for the money.